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Clean Diesel Fuels Sustainability in Urban Construction

Clean diesel programs in urban construction projects are practically unknown today, but they’re likely to be the rule rather than the exception in the future. The opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases and protect residents, businesses and their patrons, as well as those working on the job site from noxious fumes by reducing emissions from construction Read more…

Leopardo Partners with Environmental Groups to Adopt Clean Diesel Construction Practices in Chicago

CHICAGO (Aug. 26, 2015) – The Environmental Law & Policy Center and Respiratory Health Association are partnering with construction firm Leopardo Companies, Inc., to create one of Chicago’s first clean diesel construction projects that will emit significantly less diesel particulates into the air and provide a healthier environment for people who live, work and play Read more…

Leopardo-built Medical Office Becomes First Dual Green Certified Building in Illinois

Building is 16th in United States to Earn Double Green Honors GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (July 18, 2013) – The Prairie Med building, a 39,000-square-foot state-of-the-art medical office and research facility, recently became the first building in Illinois to be awarded two green certifications. It earned both a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification by Read more…

Leopardo Leads Sustainable Service Projects on National Green Apple Day

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (Oct. 5, 2012) – As part of the first-ever “Green Apple” national day of service aimed at making schools healthier, more sustainable places to learn, Leopardo Companies, Inc., one of Chicago’s largest contractors, lead two projects at area elementary schools: AJ Katzenmaier Elementary in North Chicago (District 187) and Meadowdale Elementary in Carpentersville, Illinois Read more…

Leopardo Project Wins Gold Masonry Award

CHICAGO (June 19, 2012) — Federico Garcia Lorca Elementary School, built by Leopardo, recently received the 2012 Gold Brick in Architecture Award, in the Education category, from the Brick Industry Association (BIA). As the only national association to represent both manufacturers and distributors, BIA is the authority in the clay brick industry and the Brick Read more…

American Hospital Association Moves Into New 118,000-SF Headquarters at 155 N. Wacker

CHICAGO (May 28, 2010) – American Hospital Association (AHA) recently moved into its new 118,000-square-foot headquarters on four and a half floors at 155 N. Wacker Dr. The newly finished space, which is pursuing LEED Silver Certification, was designed by Partners by DESIGN incorporated and built by Leopardo Companies. The facility maximizes transparency through spatial Read more…

Leopardo Breaks Ground on New $6.4-Million Library, Seeking LEED Silver Certification

CHICAGO (March 3, 2010) – Leopardo recently broke ground on the new, $6.4-million West Humboldt Park Branch Library. Located at 733 N. Kedzie Ave., the 14,800-square-foot, one-story, full-service branch library is one of the first using a prototype design by Lohan Anderson. Leopardo is serving as the general contractor. Seeking LEED Silver certification (Leadership in Read more…